Before joining IBC George Bevir was facilities and technology editor at weekly UK magazine Broadcast where he launched Broadcast Tech, a bi-monthly magazine about the technology used to create and deliver TV. Before joining Broadcast he lived in Dubai where he wrote about the telecoms, media and technology industries in the Middle East and Africa. Before moving into journalism, George worked for Red Bee Media as a transmission scheduler.
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Florian Schleich has been elected to the role of SMPTE standards vice president, with responsibility for directing and supervising the standards projects of the Society.
- Daily News
Facility management software provider Xytech has been acquired by software-focused private equity firm Banneker Partners.
The Netherlands is to ease some of its Covid-19 restrictions and introduce a corona pass for entry to large events as it looks to further reopen the country.
Broadcast equipment manufacturers are battling with supply shortages, with as many as 40% of respondents to a recent IABM survey reporting a severe shortage in electrical components.
AT&T has struck a deal to combine its WarnerMedia business with Discovery, with the aim of creating one of the largest global streaming players.
The Premier League has agreed to extend its current deal with UK broadcasters, rolling over the live and non-live agreements with Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC Sport.
Twickenham Film Studios has appointed Tomasz Witkowski as director of technology and engineering.
- Industry Trends
IWD: As part of its efforts to boost gender diversity within the broadcast tech and services sector, in 2018 Rise launched a mentor scheme to help women advance their careers. IBC365 spoke with two graduates of the 2019 programme about its impact on their careers.
Motion Pictures Laboratories (MovieLabs) has appointed Spencer Stephens to the role of Senior Vice President, Production Technology and Security.
The RTS (Royal Television Society) has released the shortlisted nominations for the RTS Programme Awards 2021, with the BBC leading the way with 40 nominations.
Rise has launched a mentoring programme for young women who are about to embark on a career in the broadcast media industry.